Coverart for item
The Resource The power of context : how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others, Daniel R. Stalder

The power of context : how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others, Daniel R. Stalder

Label
The power of context : how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others
Title
The power of context
Title remainder
how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others
Statement of responsibility
Daniel R. Stalder
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A social psychologist focuses on a very common yet rarely discussed bias called the "fundamental attribution error," showing how being aware of this bias can improve our day-to-day understanding of others. Social life involves making judgments about other people. Often these snap judgments turn out to be wrong when we overlook context. Social psychologists call this pervasive bias the "fundamental attribution error." This book explores the many ways in which this error creeps into our social interactions, frequently causing misunderstanding, hurt feelings, and negative treatment of others. Psychologist Daniel R. Stalder examines common examples of this error, from road rage and misinterpreting facial expressions to "gaydar," victim blaming, and prejudice. The common denominator in these diverse examples is that we falsely assume inherent traits or intentions while overlooking situational factors that might explain a person's behavior. Conversely in the actor-observer bias, we explain our own sometimes questionable behaviors by appealing to situational factors. For example, when you tailgate others, there's always a good reason, but when others tailgate you, they are obviously in the wrong. Stalder also reveals little-known information about classic studies of context, considers both the upsides and downsides to bias, and shares numerous strategies to reduce bias. Filled with interesting examples, new insights, and an abundance of research, this informative and entertaining book will help us understand each other and reduce conflict
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stalder, Daniel R.
Dewey number
302
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1076
LC item number
.S73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attribution (Social psychology)
  • Discrimination
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
The power of context : how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others, Daniel R. Stalder
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781633884014
Lccn
2017055205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn995130074
  • (OCoLC)995130074
Label
The power of context : how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others, Daniel R. Stalder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781633884014
Lccn
2017055205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn995130074
  • (OCoLC)995130074

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central BranchBorrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
Processing Feedback ...